Do you think our government really cares about fixing crime?
Or is it all bullshit?
Is crime too big a business for the government to get rid of?
With every mom and pop town vying to host a prison, there can be little doubt that crime pays – at least for the big corporations who make a boatload of money off crime.
Crime is big business for the the cities that host the prisons, the contractors who build the prisons, the food and clothing vendors who supply the prisons, and, of course, the cronies of the politicians who sell the city the land upon which the prisons will be built.
With all this money to be made, who would want to get rid of crime?
I’ve always said that if Jesus returned to eliminate crime, they, the powers that be, would have to kill him all over again.
Can’t you just hear them speaking?
Hey, who is this guy, Jesus? He’s cutting into our bottom line. Get rid of this guy. Now!
Never stand between a merchant and his money.
Does this sound cynical?
Well, when you’ve been listening to politicians harping about and failing to fix crime for your entire lifetime, you begin to think that they are devious or dumb but not both. You can’t be both.
You either are too stupid to fix crime, which means to minimize it, or you are smart enough to do so but choose not to.
Which is it?
Are our politicians devious or dumb?
Well, we know they are dumb, but not dumb because they are dumb but because they think we aren’t smart enough to figure them out – which we are.
It’s just that we put up with their bullshit – which makes us dumb.
Come on now, how hard can it be to fix crime?
You decrease the factors that lead to crime and you increase the punishment for crime.
Unfortunately, money supported by stupid ideas backed up by studies get in the way.
So, what to do?
Well, the fixing of crime isn’t going to come all once, and it isn’t going to come from our leaders.
Our leaders are gone – co-opted.
The fixing of crime has to come from us.
To fix crime we have to make it pay less for the criminal which means we will have to change.
The easiest way is to begin to change our personal habits by refusing to purchase pirated videos, illegal drugs, stolen merchandise, sex for hire and such.
Of course, if you are a law-abiding citizen, you already do that, and so you may ask what else you can do because the poor are unlikely to do so.
Well, it turns out, there is something you can do.
First, you can get tougher on your kids and who they hang out with because recruitment into crime begins early. Second, you can begin to walk away from television and video games and orient your kids to books instead so that your kids have an opportunity in life. By doing so you teach them to invest their money in education rather than overpaid sports starts and celebrities.
More important than all these measures, though, is to begin to strengthen local businesses, the mom and pops who do not profit off the national agenda.
The larger food chains and vendors help decrease the labor force in America in terms of quantity and quality. When one giant supermarket or office supply store wipes out dozens of independent vendors, it decreases overall employment. When a chain grows bigger nationally it in turn forces a consolidation in the industries that supply its products, and it decreases American employment.
If I own Pig-Mart, a national chain, and I bully my supplier of lamps to get the price cheaper, this supplier, International Pig Lamp, lays off workers in the United States for Chinese workers.
Of course, this benefits International Pig Lamp, because its stock price rises as its bottom line is cut.
This, of course, excites the reporter-pigs on the networks who begin masturbating on camera.
And it excites the corporate leaders of International Pig Lamp because they had previously robbed shareholders of value by awarding themselves millions of stock options at a corporate board meeting run by a Board of Directors who are cronies of the corrupt CEO. This was a trick, Joe Corruption, CEO, had learned at the Warthog School which, by the way, sits on the edge of West Philadelphia, an area ravaged by unemployment which his corrupt school helped to ravage.
But what of the people who were laid off? What happens to them?
You can see it for yourself in North Central and West Philadelphia.
You can see it for yourself in East St. Louis.
The people there are hurting.
When people are laid off from work, when there is no money coming in, they become wards of the state. They lose their houses and become renters. All sorts of social problems increase. Domestic violence increases. Child abuse increases.
Every time we purchase at Pig-Mart, and I am one of these people, we increase crime in America.
The model is broken.
We need a new economic model.
You see, our corporate cowards of industry, dumbed down by the Ivy League business schools they attended, believe mistakenly that America will be the executives to the world and that the Chinese will be satisfied in making our plastic cups, toothbrushes and t-shirts in perpetuity.
The problem with that approach, as if it needed to be explained, well, not to you, the regular reader, only to Ivy League boobs, is that the Chinese are not going to be satisfied with making our junk forever; plus, the idea that every person can be or wants to be an executive is ludicrous.
China has just as many intelligent people as we do, and it won’t be too long before they can hold us hostage via manufacturing.
In other words, we need manufacturing jobs in this country for people who can not or do not want to be an executive. We need to give them some means of earning a living. If we do not, well, then burned out cities is what you get.
Does this make sense?
What happened in the US over the past seventy-five years was that manufacturing, once dispersed and owned by families as small to midsized companies, got bought out by larger concerns. In other words, consolidation took place. With consolidation came unions, increased labor costs plus greater distance between leaders and workers which led to what I call “entitlement syndrome.” With that, the corporate cowards of industry shifted manufacturing out of the US.
What needs to occur is a new introduction of manufacturing back into the United States, but with a method that avoids the big unions and the scumbags from the Ivy League business schools.
In other words, we need a small business approach that takes care of its workers.
What we need is micro-facturing that can make all the stuff we need.
Now, of course, media blowhards will pooh-pooh the idea, tell us that it can not work, economies of scale, the usual bullshit from the London School of Losers, formerly known as the London School of Eco-Rapists, but in fascist circles known as the London School of Economics – always a good source for bad ideas.
But we know in our gut that it will work.
All sorts of money will be saved on shipping, advertising, money that does not need to be returned to investor pigs who do nothing.
You see, when you don’t have to return fifteen percent to an idle investor, when you don’t need to be advertising to the world, when you are just making for people locally, your overhead goes down.
The strong local guy can beat the national chain any day of the week.
And this type of micro-facturing can be done in virtually every industry.
But none of this can happen unless there is a change in the heart of Americans to look for another way out. And as long as Americans keep throwing their money at Pig-Mart, Pig-Mart will continue to bully suppliers like International Pig Lamp to keep manufacturing in China.
Just as micro-breweries have arisen to take market share away from the likes of these international beer companies, so too can micro-shirt and micro-shoe factories take away business away from the huge corporations.
And when people are working they have less time for drugs, sex, watching worthless television shows, robbing convenience stores and accepting crumbs from the government.
Crime will decrease markedly as true employment goes up, at which point we won’t give two shits what a politician has to say.
In fact, people will start demanding that those empty prisons they used to live in be converted to industrial use.
Wouldn’t that be something?